Rebounding from an eight-game losing streak with victories in four of their last five, the Dodgers have hit the road. Beginning tonight at 4:30 p.m. it's three at Atlanta followed by three in the former home of the Braves, in Milwaukee to face the Brewers.
While we wouldn't use the word "surging" t ... More >>
Exactly how much rope does the Dodgers' skipper have left? Probably not the best choice of words there, because whatever you think of the way Don Mattingly is going about his business, any and all rope is best locked away safe and sound.
Rope, sharp objects, plugged-in radios near bathtubs, adjacen ... More >>
Ah, the ups and downs of a .500 team. Or, in the case of the 9-10 Dodgers, an almost-.500 team.
L.A.'s baseball club went east for a week, dropped two out of three in Baltimore, won two of three versus the Mets, and came home as happy as clams in the Chesapeake. Winning the final game of a road tri ... More >>
Remember that supposedly over-loaded eight-man starting staff the Dodgers were sporting all winter? Well, it's down to four, and by most accounts five are required.
Aaron Harang -- didn't want to be here, wasn't wanted anyway -- traded. Zack Greinke, TKO. Chris Capuano, ineffective and injured quic ... More >>
Since the Los Angeles Times prefers the cleaner version of Matt Kemp's words -- requiring "We'll see, bitch" instead of "We'll see..." -- we thought you'd appreciate the actual quote, as tweeted by the Times' Dylan Hernandez above.
"Bitch" is one way to describe Padres' Carlos Quentin, certainly. D ... More >>
That was just so Dodgers. From the pomp, circumstance and exhilaration of Opening Day to the shoulder dropping, ground ball dropping of back-to-back losses to the rival San Francisco Giants.
Here are five takeaways from the Dodgers' first three games:
5. The team is going to have its struggles wit ... More >>
It used to be, a dozen years ago or so, that there weren't that many spots in town where you could find a decent seafood taco, much less a great one. Fast forward to 2012, and fish and shrimp tacos have gone through something of an evolution. There are plenty of fish in the sea now; you can barely ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
49: The Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium.
Are Dodger Dogs the best hot dogs in L.A.? Um, no. Not even remotely close. But often the success of a dish depends more ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Forget phrenology, both the overrated Roots album and the 19th-century pseudo-science. Ignore palmistry, psychotherapy and Rick Warren. The best way to b ... More >>
[Editor's note: Deathmatch pairs two artists who have something in common, and determines who is better. It's a concept we sort-of ripped off from MTV, except that instead of claymation it's the printed word!]
Dave A. Stewart, best known as Annie Lennox's other half in '80s new wave act the Eurythm ... More >>
Los Angeles loves its sports as much as any city does; there's no shortage of folks who will begin seething at a misspoken word about a favorite team or player. Say hi to the jocks of Los Angeles, who inspire that fervent brand of rage and rapture that can only come from a glance at the scoreboard.
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
By late afternoon, most of the players have already left the Dodgers' spring training campus at Camelback Ranch in Arizona, but Matt Kemp is still standing. After signing autog ... More >>
The L.A. Weekly's People issue is our most eagerly anticipated of the year -- and, as much as it kills the wordsmiths around here, much of the anticipation is about the cover. Who's been chosen? And just how fabulous do they look?
This year, we've got five covers, all shot by Kevin Scanlon and desi ... More >>
With Magic Johnson and Guggenheim Baseball Management taking over the team, it's a new era at Dodger Stadium.
And what better way to celebrate than to buy you some of those recently reduced $10 tickets for seats way, way up in the top deck and ... get high.
Really. There's a dispensary near Dodger ... More >>
Thanksgiving is upon us, so it's time to bow our heads and be thankful that at least somebody in the family has a job, medical marijuana is still around (for now) and a bloody presidential election is still nearly a year away.
And, after the dreaded Frank McCourt vowed to sell the Dodgers, we shoul ... More >>
Rebecca Smeyne Crystal Antlers' live show rocked my socks off during my first evening in town last Monday; and a good thing, too, because I was wearing sandals. (Not my best look.) It was the second date of their month-long Monday night residency at the Echo, which, you know, is free.
Drumme ... More >>
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Though Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp finished last in the all-star game home run derby yesterday, he can take comfort from the fact that he still looks good when he's not in uniform. Why? Just ask his personal stylist, Desiree Quintal.
"Matt and I had been acqua ... More >>
Diamond Bodine-FischerMatt Kemp's first band photo?We caught up with Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp Thursday during a surprise visit to Bank of America in Burbank where he had been invited to come out and greet people. A way for Bank of America to thank their customers.
Everyone was ecstati ... More >>
All it takes is one sad-sack photo (and a career of middling output) to create an online meme, and Emo Juan Uribe is the latest to step to the plate.
The Dodgers' utility infielder huddles against the wall, staring a thousand yards into the sad distance. For the online world, that picture i ... More >>
Turn out the lights, the party's over.There was a glimmer of hope when Andre Ethier hit a solo home run in the 1st inning, but the Phillies quickly snuffed it out in the bottom of the inning with that three-run dinger by Jayson Werth.The Dodgers needed another solid outing from Vicente Padilla bu ... More >>
A couple nights ago, I listed the various Dodgers and Phillies who had previously played for the opposing team in this series. But I neglected to mention Chan Ho Park, who won 80 games for the Dodgers from 1994-2001, including a career-high 18 in 2000. He was the first Korean player signed by the ... More >>
Baseball is the cruelest game. Just ask Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday, who homered in the second inning Thursday and then made an error in the 9th that eventually allowed the Dodgers to win, 3-2. And ask Cards pitcher Adam Wainwright, who gave up only three hits and struck out seven Dodgers o ... More >>
BY MARK GROUBERT
Los Lobos belts the National Anthem out of the park prior to Game 4.
Hall of Famer-to-be Jeff Kent watches helplessly from the dugout as his rookie replacement Blake Dewitt’s batting average descends to just .091.
Two-time batting champion Nomar Garciaparra watches helplessly ... More >>